The Narrow Path

There’s a look. We know it well. It’s one of anguish, fear, concern, and pain that is just short of physical. It is the unwelcome face of anxiety. It is accompanied by both physical (a stiffened body) and behavioral (defiant, bordering on manic, activity and trouble sleeping) markers. We’ve seen this look too much recently […]

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Sleep, That Fickle Beast

Sleep has never come easily for Ryan. To be more precise, staying asleep has never come easily. Over the years, we have figured out a routine — melatonin, bedtime reading, white noise, soothing music, weighted blanket — that usually gets Ryan to sleep rather quickly. But he wakes easily, and frequently (although much less often […]

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